Children between the ages of 5 and 18 who can successfully get themselves from one side of the pool to the other are welcome to join the swim team. Joining the swim team is different than taking swimming lessons and those who join are expected to have some swimming skills. It is the coach’s discretion to determine if potential swimmers have the necessary skills to be eligible to join the team. Swimmers who do not quite meet the above criteria, may be referred to lessons in order to ready them for next year’s season.
Registration packets are available under Documents. Swimmers must fill out a registration packet and a USA Swimming form (If a swimmer qualifies for free or reduced lunches please use the Outreach registration). Both may be returned to the coaches at the pool or mailed to Black Hills Gold Swim Team PO Box 703.
FALL SHORT COURSE SEASON 2020/2021:
Fall/Winter Short Course Season practice begins September 8th. Practices are held Monday- Friday beginning at 3:45 PM at the Young Center at BHSU, not all practice groups are scheduled everyday. Before the season begins swimmers will be assigned a practice group (see the Swim Groups tab.) Practice and meet calender will be located under the Group Calendars link by early September.
The last day new swimmers may join is October 30th. Many of our swimmers participate in other fall sports so during the months of September and October they filter in as those sports finish. New swimmers, regardless of when they start must have attended Try It Night or set up an appointment to have their swimming skills tested before they begin practice. The Short Course season runs through the end of February.